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“In the Heart of Amish Country”

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Bird-In-Hand Family Inn
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Bird in Hand
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new york
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19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
“In the Heart of Amish Country”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2013

We are returning customers of Bird-in-Hand Family Inn. It is located in the heart of Amish country. One of our favorite feelings is having the pleasure of listening to the clip clopping of the horses hooves up and down Old Philadelphia Pike. It is staffed with pleasant and helpful people. The food served in their family restaurant has always been delicious and satisfying. We come into town for horse auctions so having a clean and comfortable place to stay is important. If you are looking for 'fancy' this isn't for you. It is plain and simple, but clean and comfortable along with reasonable prices. We, of course, would return when in town for our next horse auction.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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89 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2013

We have been staying at Bird in hand family inn for over a decade and have come to realize it may be time for our loyalty to end. The place is just not the same, and I blame the owners. They have one of the most hardworking and dedicated staff anyone has ever encountered. The rooms could use more than a little upgrading and the pricing is not commensurate with the amenities.

Room Tip: They are all about the same. The suites are extremely overpriced for the dated furnishings and road...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Stroudsburg, PA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

We stayed here for one night for a soccer tournament, and the hotel served its purpose - clean, comfortable, affordable. Indoor pools were nice for the kids, and the pumpkin bread at check-in was a nice touch. No real complaints, but not wowed either. Definitely a bit of a "dated" feel to everything. We travel to this area a couple of times a year for tournaments, and we've certainly stayed in worse places. If you're looking for posh, luxurious rooms or romance I think you'll be disappointed. For families looking for affordable lodging it'll do just fine.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Gap Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

My family weekend stay exceeded expectations in this child Friendly environment. Their buffet is not to sneeze at either. The children had to be dragged out of the swimming pool though it was fall weather.

Room Tip: Away from the busy road though it quitens down after 11:00 pm
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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West Freehold, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012

We came because of a recommendation from a friend who comes here frequently. We decided to take our son here for his fourth birthday; the only thing we can say is "spectacular". From the moment we got there, we knew we weren't in NJ because everyone in PA is extremely polite, well mannered, and.........if you can believe it.........cheerful. We were asked if we would like to take part in the VIP program for returning guests; we agreed, but we forgot to mention our friend who recommended the place to us. We received a bag of cookies, our keys, and directions to our room. The room was lovely, some would claim it is dated, but I claim that it was clean, comfortable, and extremely well prepped for people on a long drive who need a cup of coffee first. The room was very comfortable; all the amenities were appreciated. It was a comfortable, quiet place to stay. We especially enjoyed the heat lamp in the bathroom after our swim in the pool. The pool was clean, highly chlorinated for safety purposes, and there's a hot tub, too. We decided to go to the restaurant on the grounds for dinner, and the kid's buffet was perfect for little guys, but the little guys could choose from all of the buffets if they wanted- no limitations. This was cool because our guy wanted stuff from both buffets. Ordering off the menu was our preference, but I would say those buffets are extremely well prepared, varied and enjoyed by everyone partaking in them. Also, the food we ordered off the menu came in record time- each and every time we came there. Best waffles ever. The waitresses and waiters are the best I've ever come across- anywhere- and this is coming from a guy who took his family to the Palace Hotel in NYC for Thanksgiving weekend. Is there something in the water here? EVERYONE is so friendly and polite. We also pre-ordered a birthday cake for our son from their bakery. The cake was exceptional- so lite- like a Twinkie without the preservatives. We picked it up and brought it to the restaurant where they prepared the candles for his surprise. All the waiters/waitresses came to sing. This was just lovely. Back to the buffet- this food is hearty midwestern style food so I would pace myself if I were to eat it. Desserts were great too; the Shoofly Pie was the best I've ever eaten; it was also my first piece ever. I just loved this restaurant; kudos to all who work there. We had to leave early on the day of our departure, but you can just leave the keys in the drop off at the office. Who wouldn't want to come back? This is what service is all about.

Room Tip: I liked room 231 because you could see everyone coming in and out of the site from the window.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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villas, nj
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2012

We recently stayed at the Family Inn while we visited Lancaster to see the Christmas Show. The property is immaculate, the staff couldn't have been nicer, and the food was good. This is a good place for people with families or couples who are looking for a comfortable place to stay. It's right in the heart of Bird in Hand and Interscourse, so it's convenient to shopping and dining. The price we paid for a package with meals was extremely reasonable. We will definitely make this our place to saty in Lancaster.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

We recently spent the night at the Bird in hand family inn. The room was very clean, but dated. An example is they still use CRT TV's, older shower and doors, older mattress, dated carpet, etc. The indoor pools were very nice and the kids really enjoyed them.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Bird-In-Hand Family Inn
Address: 2740 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird in Hand, PA 17505-9706
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Lancaster County > Bird in Hand
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Bird in Hand
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Bird-In-Hand Family Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 125
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